The colourful history-filled with tales of 'shanghaied' sailors, rough gangs, and gritty life-can still be traced in the many surviving buildings from the last two centuries. Today the renovated former warehouses, sailors' homes, and dens of iniquity house a unique mixture of fine restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, and galleries displaying both established and emerging talent.
Transport to and from the Quay is very easy with ferry, bus and train services running all day. The Quay is always buzzing with excitement and consists of several walkways, parklands & malls- a must see destination for any visitor to Sydney.
The gardens were opened in 1988 as part of Sydney's bicentennial celebrations. The gardens were named the Garden of Friendship as a mark of the friendship between China and Australia.
Though regarded a shady territory with its adult shows and exciting night entertainment, Kings Cross has always attracted tourists and visitors albeit out of curiosity to have a peek at the exciting lifestyle and abundant glamour that sets it apart from the rest of Sydney.